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Research and notes by Julian Watson

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Ground floor


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The present church was built 1774 - 1777 to the design of George Gibson on the site of earlier churches. Gibson's design incorporated the tower (1471-1512) of the medieval church.

The chancel, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, was added in 1881 when the nave was re-modelled in Victorian style. Major re-ordering took place from 1995.


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St.Mary the Virgin, Lewisham Lewisham High Street  SE13 6LE

St.Mary the Virgin Lewisham

346 Lewisham High Street

SE13 6LE   020 8690 2682

George Hattecliffe

A brass memorial to George Hattecliffe (died 1514), son of William Hattcliffe of Catford.  A later William Hatcliffe (died 1620) founded the Hatcliffe Almshouses in Catford.  The Hatcliffe and Colfe almshouse charities were merged and the present modern almshouses are opposite this church.  The brass figure disappeared long before the end of the 19th century – only the inscription remains.


Registered Charity

Number 1182343